So, after the announcement a couple months ago of the stable E17 release, I decided to give it a try on one of my older backup laptops. Bodhi linux (based on Ubuntu) is the most prominent distro that uses E17, so I went with that. I am really quite amazed -- it uses less memory than my lightweight Fedora LXDE spin (machine is using 80-something mb of ram after boot), is super-fast, and is really beautiful with more customization options than you can shake a stick at. Visually, it looks like something that should be hogging half a Gig of ram and seriously slowing the machine, but it's just the opposite. One thing that remains a deal breaker for switching to Bodhi on my main system is that there is no easy way to get a fully encrypted system at install. I also just prefer the Fedora package management to the Ubuntu style. I will definitely be playing with this and learning it, though, in the hopes that Fedora releases an E17 spin.